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Are Fiduciary Risks Worth Putting Commodities In Retirement Plans?

    Are Fiduciary Risks Worth Putting Commodities In Retirement Plans?

There’s not a sin in listening to radio shows sponsored by those selling gold and silver. It’s quite another thing to actually act on their “recommendation.”

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Are DOL’s ESG Tactics Backfiring With The 401k Fiduciary?

    Are DOL’s ESG Tactics Backfiring With The 401k Fiduciary?

Should the platform offer ESG doesn’t necessarily mean good news for the 401k plan sponsor. Including ESG funds might introduce other risks.

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401k Retirement Plan Fiduciary Risk & Bonds vs. Bond Funds During Rising Inflation

    401k Retirement Plan Fiduciary Risk & Bonds vs. Bond Funds During Rising Inflation

Normally, interest rates rise with inflation. In turn, bond rates rise with interest rates. But that hasn’t happened. In fact, short rates remain at historic lows. This means folks sitting in money markets or “safe” government bonds (and bond funds) are seeing their retirement savings eroded away.

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Fiduciary Challenges For Merging 401k Plans

    Fiduciary Challenges For Merging 401k Plans

If you’re a fiduciary of the acquiring plan, you want to make sure you’re not burdened with any unknown liabilities. If you’re a fiduciary of the acquired plan, you want to make sure the merger process doesn’t introduce new liabilities.

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401k Fiduciary Focus: How Does Risk Tolerance Harm Retirement Savers?

    401k Fiduciary Focus: How Does Risk Tolerance Harm Retirement Savers?

What would it take to realize the fiduciary liability of overtly using “risk tolerance” metrics? And what can 401k plan sponsors do about it?

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After Supreme Court Ruling, Are TDFs A Ticking Time Bomb Of Fiduciary Liability?

    After Supreme Court Ruling, Are TDFs A Ticking Time Bomb Of Fiduciary Liability?

The conflicts-of-interest inherent in selecting proprietary funds are apparent. Less so are the criteria used to determine what a suitable process might be.

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The Biggest 401k Fiduciary Fireworks, Fizzles, And Flops In 2021

    The Biggest 401k Fiduciary Fireworks, Fizzles, And Flops In 2021

Flops may not be forever. They may just be good ideas before their time. If you’re going to belittle them, you best hurry, because, if you wait too long, you may just discover they aren’t flops anymore. As a result, let’s not waste any time before the shelf-life of these flops expire.

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Exclusive Interview: Peter Gulia Explains Difference Between “Settlor” (Plan Design) And “Fiduciary” (Plan Administration) Functions

    Exclusive Interview: Peter Gulia Explains Difference Between “Settlor” (Plan Design) And “Fiduciary” (Plan Administration) Functions

How do we design and administer retirement plans?

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How Does The Great Resignation Impact 401k Plan Sponsors?

    How Does The Great Resignation Impact 401k Plan Sponsors?

If a company sees a substantial number of employees exit their firm, this can have a detrimental impact on all areas. Even the company’s 401k can be negatively affected in a number of ways.

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